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Flight TE901: 40th anniversary service for Erebus

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A civic service for the 40th anniversary of the Mt Erebus accident which killed all on board Air New Zealand Flight TE901 on November 28, 1979, will be held at Auckland’s Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, on Sunday.

The service, on November 24 at 5pm, will be held in the presence of Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy and the Auckland Mayor Phil Goff. Andrew Little representing the Government will also attend.

The Erebus Memorial proposal.

The service will feature special music and creative ways of participation. Erebus families are invited, along with interested members of the public. All are welcome.

Howick’s Rev Dr Richard Waugh, aviation historian and chaplain of the Company of Air Pilots (NZ Region) and instigator of the Erebus National Memorial, comments, “The service will be a very special time for Erebus families, and others, to remember and pay tribute to the 257 people who died. There will be special music and creative opportunities for all present to participate. This civic service is another way for New Zealand as a nation to work to care, respect and honour all those who died.”


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